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Updates and Alerts WVSORO March 26, 2018
Send Us Your Questions on Co-Tenancy; Community Organizing Summit
Now that the legislative session is over, we are starting to put together more information to help surface and mineral owners understand the new co-tenancy law, which goes into effect June 3, and you can help us by sending us your questions. We will use your responses to help us develop answers to a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about co-tenancy. Once the FAQ is ready we'll make it available on our website. In the meantime, our co-founder and attorney, Dave McMahon will lead a session on Co-Tenancy, Forced Pooling, Right To Trespass, and Protecting Your Land on Saturday, April 7 at the Community Organizing Summit at Jackson's Mill. The summit runs April 6-8 and is open to members of grassroots groups and individuals, especially those who want to develop skills and tools to protect their communities from oil and gas extraction and related infrastructure development. More details here. More
Issues: FrackingHorizontal wellsMarcellus shaleMinerals-RoyaltiesPipelinesPollutionPooling
Updates and Alerts WVSORO February 19, 2018
“Co-Tenancy” Bill Passes House of Delegates
On Thursday, the House of Delegates passes a the “co-tenancy” bill (HB 4268), with 60 votes for, and 40 votes against. As the bill came to the floor from the House Judiciary Committee it contained important protections for surface owners, requiring their consent for any surface disturbance whenever the co-tenancy law is used to develop the mineral tract beneath a surface owners’ land or into any neighboring mineral tract, regardless of whether the surface owner owns an interest in the mineral tract being developed. This is significant. The bill also contained protections for the non-consenting, and missing and unknown mineral owners that were not included in the introduced bill. On the floor, two other amendments were adopted that provide additional protections for these mineral owners. HB 4268 is now in the Senate where it has been assigned to the Energy, Industry, and Mining Committee, and the Judiciary Committee. More
Issues: Eminent domainFrackingHorizontal wellsLand re-unionOrphaned wellsPipelinesPollutionPoolingReclamation fund
Updates and Alerts Julie Archer April 8, 2017
Legislative Update and Thank YOU; Fracking Guide and Webinar
Today is the last day of the 2017 legislative session. You've probably heard that the industry's re-branded forced pooling legislation (SB 576) was officially declared dead earlier in the week by the chair of the House Energy Committee. More
Issues: FrackingLand re-unionPooling
Press Release Julie Archer December 29, 2016
Court Approves Drilling Waste Settlement with EPA
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia formally approved a consent decree between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a coalition of community and environmental organizations. which requires the agency to review and, if necessary, revise its rules for the disposal and handling of dangerous and harmful oil and gas wastes, such as those that result from drilling and fracking. More
Issues: Drillilng wasteEPAFrackingPollution
Document WVSORO October 31, 2014
Federal Judge Rules That “Fracking” into Neighboring Tracts Is a Trespass
Mineral owners should know that a driller who, without a proper lease, “fracks” into their mineral tract from a well bore on a neighboring mineral tract is trespassing, and that driller might be made to pay for the total value of the gas obtained that way More
Issues: FrackingLeasingMinerals-Royalties
Document WVSORO January 30, 2012
The West Virginia Surface Owners’ Bill of Rights (pdf)
West Virginia’s current surface owner protection laws were first enacted 1983. These were few and ineffective. Surface owners were given only 15 days’ notice before the drilling commences, with no options for input about what parts of their property will be taken by the operators. More
Issues: FrackingOil and GasPipelinesWater
Blog WVSORO October 1, 2010
EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing’s Potential Impact on Drinking Water
In a major, nationwide effort, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is studying the relationship between hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and drinking water. More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
Document WVSORO September 23, 2010
Fractured Communities
Case studies of the environmental impacts of gas drilling More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shale
Newsletter WVSORO November 24, 2009
WVSORO Surface Owners’ News – Fall 2009
Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Marcellus Well Spacing Case | WV-SORO Responds to Drilling Rule Changes | What caused big fracking fluid spill in Doddridge County? More
Issues: FrackingMarcellus shaleOil and GasPollution
Water Advice WVSORO August 24, 2009
I want to find out what is in the water they use to “frac” a wells when they put it down and when it flows back. Is there a way I can do that?
Material Safety Data Sheets: One Possible Source of Information About Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing More
Issues: FrackingPollutionWater
WV Surface Owners' Guide Update WVSORO August 23, 2009
There is a large, Olympic swimming pool sized, pond being built on/next to my land to drill a gas well. Is there any danger from that?
While we have not heard of any of these ponds breaching, there have been a large number of slips in the impoundment walls where the impoundments have been built up on hills or mountains out of the valley. More
Issues: Drillilng wasteFrackingLand use
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